Pregnant women with high blood pressure at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks later in life

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(NBC News) – A new study reveals high blood pressure during pregnancy greatly increases a woman’s risk of heart attack and stroke later in life.

British researchers tracked more than 6 million women for 20 years.

Those who had high blood pressure during pregnancy were 45 to 70 percent more likely to develop a serious heart problem than women with normal blood pressure.

Their risk of stroke increased by 80 percent.

Women who suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy had the highest risks of heart attack and stroke.

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